I have an e-machine..running Windows XP Home (also have office). I have up to date Norton AntiVirus (with Live update ON), also Window Washer and Ad-Aware Se.
The problem is that the PC just turns off 3/4 of the way through a Virus scan (it gets to Driver cache \i386 then turns off). It turns off after using web cam for 5 mins. It turns off when running Ad-Aware and turns off really quick when running Spybot (just downloaded from this site). The hard drive seems to pick up speed and have higher pitch before the system freezes and shuts down. There are no error messages (I can find) to point me in the right direction. Some of the virus/trojan software downloaded from here has found a few things which were eliminated, but the problem still exists. The PC is fine if I don't run the above software...what could be wrong? (If you need more info just tell me).
It's my first post, I don't really know much about PCs, I just press the buttons, so try to be 'simple' with your suggestions